Sholem Aleichem’s 100th Yortsayt Events
The legendary Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem died in the Bronx on May 13, 1916. An estimated 100,000 mourners attended his funeral procession in New York City, the city’s largest funeral procession to date. The next day, Sholem Aleichem’s ethical will was printed in the New York Times, issuing this final request: “Select one of my stories, one of the really joyous ones, and read it aloud … and let my name be mentioned … with laughter rather than not be mentioned at all.”
We invite you mark the centennial of the author’s passing this year. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Attend one of the live events listed below, or explore our online Call To Action! where you can see what Sholem Aleichem’s fans have been up to, and participate in fun reading activities.
For photos and videos from previous 100th yortsayt celebrations, visit our Community page.